Water Use Section
In 2004, the West Virginia legislature passed the Water Resources Protection Act. The purpose of the act was to gather information on the quantity and use of state surface and groundwater resources. In 2008, the act was amended and renamed the Water Resources Protection and Management Act. The amended act required the development of a water resources management plan for the state by 2013. A Water Resources Management Plan for the State was adopted in March of 2014 and can be downloaded from WVWaterPlan. Progress reports to the Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources are required each November.
If you are a large quantity user, and are required to complete an annual user certification, please click HERE to be directed to the appropriate forms and instructions.
LARGE QUANTITY USER REPORTS FOR THE 2014 DATA YEAR WILL BE GENERATED FOR EACH CURRENTLY REGISTERED FACILITY AND SENT BY MAIL TO THE FACILITY MAILING ADDRESS ON FILE JANUARY 9TH. DEADLINES FOR REPORTING OR CERTIFING USE, AS WELL AS THE LOCATION OF UPDATED FORMS WILL BE IDENTIFIED IN THE CORRESPONDING LETTER AND REPORT.
NEWS: Click here to see new definition of LQU and changes related to reporting water use.
Alert Regarding Withdrawals From Dunkard Creek and Its Tributaries
Due to heightened concerns with Golden Algae in the Dunkard Creek watershed, DEP is recommending that no water should be withdrawn from streams and ponds in the Dunkard Creek watershed, if it will be used or transported outside of the Dunkard Creek drainage. For additional information please contact Brian Carr at 304.926.0499 extension 1757.